This process proved more difficult than we anticipated and the “on time, on budget” concept applies to boats as well as it does to renovations. I initially wanted to get a large, heavy displacement, monohull like a KP 46 or a Bristol 43, however your mother enlightened me to the error of my thinking and we actively started searching for a Cat. After looking at a sorry selection of boats with offerings growing in length and cost, we purchased the Leopard 42 in October. Unfortunately, two weeks after we purchased the boat, it was damaged at the dock and had to undergo a complete repainting which would take until mid January to complete. While it was a significant emotional moment, it really just boiled down to time and money, so we packed up and headed north to spend Christmas with family in Kingston.